Caritas Academy

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Caritas Academy
Jersey City, New Jersey
Type Private, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 2006
Closed 2008
Grades 9-12

Caritas Academy was an all-girls private, Roman Catholic high school in Jersey City, New Jersey. It operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.


Caritas Academy was a four-year Catholic college preparatory for urban young women, sponsored and operated by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, and currently[when?] serves the academic needs of 210 students. Founded in the traditions of The Academy of Saint Aloysius and the Academy of Sacred Heart, Caritas opened in 2006 with a commitment to educational rigor and relevance. The Academy of St. Aloysius, one of the precursors to the Caritas Academy, had a long record of educating young women; almost 99% of all ASA graduates went on to college during the majority of the years that the Academy was active.[citation needed] The Academy had been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1954.[1] It was a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, National Association of Independent Schools, New Jersey Student Success, and the Archdiocese of Newark. Caritas accommodates schedules with New Jersey City University for the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and has affiliations with Saint Peter's College and the College of Saint Elizabeth to grant college credits.

Caritas Academy closed down on June 30, 2008. The building now belongs to Learning Community Charter School.

Alma mater[edit]

The Caritas Academy Alma Mater song was as follows:

''With Charity and Sisterhood,

We gather everyday

To become the faithful leaders of the future and today.

We seek understanding

To love as God would love

And to show ourselves and all the world

The beauty of the way.

O Caritas Academy

In service and community

With faith and love

'We lift up our hearts with loyalty.'


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